THE Oro Transport Service Cooperative (Orotsco) on Tuesday, December 10, introduced its 15 modern jeepneys, the first modern transportation in the region since the government launched the public utility vehicle modernization program.
Orotsco chairperson Valeriano Constantino urged other jeepney drivers and operators to embrace and accept the changes in the jeepney sector.
“It’s hard to accept that our old and traditional jeepney will soon be out of sight but this is the reality because we have to transform and accept the changes, that is to overhaul our jeepney sector,” Constantino said.
City Councilor Teodulfo Lao Jr. also welcomed the arrival of the modern jeepneys, which for him will address the increasing demand of more comfortable transportation.
A modern jeepney is complete with GPS monitoring system, Wi-Fi, airconditioner, among others. The new jeepneys will travel from Bugo to Igpit, Opol and will start their regular operation on June next year.
Of the 15 modern jeepneys launched by Orotsco, 10 units do not have airconditioner to accommodate passengers who have cargoes.
The regular fare is set at P9, and will increase further by up to P2.50 for every succeeding kilometer.
The new jeepneys can accommodate over 20 passengers.